Abdul-Haq al-Ani is an Iraqi-born, British-trained barrister who served as a legal adviser on Saddam Hussein’s defense to his daughter, Raghad Saddam Hussein. Called to the Bar in 1996, he holds a PhD in Electronics Engineering and a PhD in International law. Founding editor of The Arab Review, he has written widely on culture, politics and religion. He joined the Ba’ath party while in his his teens, but left it in disappointment a few years later,prior to the Ba’ath Party assuming power in 1968. He is author of The Trial of Saddam Hussein and the two-volume Genocide in Iraq, co-authored with Tarik al-Ani.